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Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.
Chill hours: 500
Harvest: August 1 - August 20
Looks: High quality; beautiful yellow-gold skin.
Personality: Worlds most popular pear. Enticing sweet, aroma when the pear is ripe.
Facts of note: Its creamy, sweet and aromatic flesh is perfect for eating fresh, as well as for canning or adding to salads or desserts. Tolerates hot summers.
Pollination: Self-fruitful in most western U.S. climates, elsewhere pollenized by Bosc or D'Anjou
European pears are late blooming, tolerant of heavy wet soils, and a good choice for many areas. Susceptible to codling moth and some to fire blight. Plant at least two varieties for best results. Harvest 3rd year. On OHxF333 semi-dwarf rootstock. Trees left unpruned reach 2/3 of standard (about 12-18'). By pruning, keep any tree to any size.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.